Pushing the Limits of the 9-foot Kayak – Race-ready options beg the question: Is there a limit to the speed that can be squeezed out of a nine-foot whitewater kayak design?

In the past few years, a new generation of nine-foot boats have taken extreme whitewater racing by storm. With nearly every kayak manufacturer bringing designs to market, there is no lack of options out there for everyday boaters with the need for speed. Yet with the release of each new speed demon, one question remains: Is

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Gifts by Anglers: Bold Coast Burns – a waterman’s passion for crafting wooden art, explained in this Q&A segment

Dylan Stewart is a wood burning artist inspired from spearfishing his local Maine coastline. Kayak Fish was able to catch him in a break between time in the studio and dive trips to talk about his passion project, Bold Coast Burns. KF: So, I came across your Bold Coast Burns Instagram profile and have seen your

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Gifts by Boaters: Photo Prints – Beautiful imagery from photographers who paddle.

How about a little visual inspiration to hang on the wall? The paddling community is blessed with an overwhelming amount of photographic talent, and these photographers are creating imagery that inspires us to get out and experience the world in our boats. But, while it’s fun and easy to click “like” on a photo on

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Gifts by Boaters: Give to a cause – Charitable donations to organizations that make a difference in the paddling community.

Does the paddler in your life have everything and need nothing? A donation to a charitable organization can be the perfect gift. Of course there are many great organizations out there doing great work on behalf of paddlers and the environment, but these are a few that have caught our eye: American Whitewater Supporting paddlers’

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Gifts by Boaters: Art by Kate Aitchison – Handcrafted prayer-flags with unique river trip vibes.

Order through email: klk.aitchison@gmail.com; $24 for eight flags Kate Aitchison is an artist and river guide living in the Southwestern United States and New England. She is an advocate for wild places and their importance not only as natural ecosystems but as a way for humans to heal and reconnect to the natural rhythms that

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